Posts by scrosby

Organic Church vs Church that is Organic

Posted by on Jul 17, 2011 in Guest Post

Written by: Stephen Crosby

There is no inherent spiritual significance to moving a meeting out of a sanctuary into a living room. The question to be asked is not related to how we meet (form), but how we live life together in Christ (substance) and the values we embrace. Whenever love wanes, efficiently administered corporation ethics subtly and subversively displace family (kingdom) values. read more

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God told me…

Posted by on Mar 15, 2011 in Guest Post

Have you ever known someone who is always saying: “God told me . . .? “

It’s a common practice among “spirit”-type believers. I am persuaded God is saying a lot less than what is being attributed to Him. Perhaps 99% less. I think the Spirit of the Lord says more with less (This is clear in our Lord’s life. He dealt very abruptly with people). When the Spirit legitimately does say something, it will have the fragrance of Calvary about it, normally with an invitation for you or I to enter into his death and resurrection life. I think it cheapens the privilege of hearing the voice of the Lord to think of it as a non-stop series of heavenly tweets. read more

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Signs, Wonders, and “New Breed” Believers

Posted by on Feb 19, 2011 in Guest Post

The issue of signs and wonders in the Church is like Goldilocks looking for porridge in the Three Bears cottage: it’s hard to find something that is neither too hot nor too cold. The body of Christ seems to gather at the extremes of denial and indifference or obsession and mania on this subject. Neither accurately represents Jesus’ kingdom. read more

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A Prophetic Manifesto

Posted by on Sep 30, 2010 in Guest Post

Dear friends,

Based on recent conversations with many of you regarding the “state of affairs” of things apostolic-prophetic in recent years, I thought the following “Prophetic Manifesto” might be of interest to you. I did it about 2 years ago and if you and I are newly friends, perhaps you have not seen it. read more

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Who is the Good Samaritan?

Posted by on Jul 30, 2010 in Guest Post

Who is the Good Samaritan?


When we approach the Scripture we must always keep context in mind. Untold harm is routinely done to the saints by those who wrangle impossible meanings from Scripture through their subjective fancies and mental imaginations, perceived as “God speaking to them.” The de-contextualized presentation of Scripture is an epidemic problem in Charismatic and prophetic circles where any notion that pops into someone’s head is given the same status as the disciplined presentation of the Scripture. It is one thing to have liberty and personal edification in our private devotional application of Scripture. It is another matter to teach others from our subjective musings, ignoring the explicit context of Scripture. read more

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